For my ds106 choice assignment C, I picked Minimalist TV/Movie Poster (mine are the one’s titled “Brielle’s minimalist posters”). The instructions were very simple: Create a tv/movie poster that captures the essence of the story through the use of minimalist design/iconography.
I tried doing several, with varying levels of success. I used regular old Paint, since most of what I needed was just shapes, outlines, and text boxes. I drew a couple of the designs free-hand, as well. My favorite one is the Alice in Wonderland poster; it is supposed to look like a “down the rabbit hole” image. I also really like the pencil fill effect on the X-files poster. The drawings on the Girl, Interrupted poster are a bit rough, and if I were to do it over I would look for stamps to use. Overall, I thought this was a fun assignment, and I might do some more in addition to these.
For my second ds106 assignment, I chose:
Photo It Like Peanut Butter: Rather than making animated GIFs from movie scenes, for this assignment, generate one a real world object/place by using your own series of photographs as the source material. Bonus points for minmal amounts of movement, the subtle stuff.
I used photos I had taken with my sister and her friend on some railroad tracks. I tried several different sets of photos that I had, but these were the most sequential. They made the most seamless gif with the least “jumpy” movements. I used makeagif.com. It was a simple system, you just upload your photos, order them, then choose the speed and size of the gif. If I made another gif I might try a different software just to try one with more options. I manually uploaded the gif to ds106 (mine’s the one titled *Brielle’s gif*), and the assignment link is at the beginning of this post. The direct link to the gif is below (I couldn’t figure out how to embed it in the post).
Visual Assignment #518: Colorize It
“Use a photo you have previously taken, and adjust the colors in the picture. Make sure to adjust more than one color. You can adjust the colors to be unrealistic, or make them go along with the idea of the original picture.”
I chose some of the pictures I had on my computer that had lots of different colors in them to begin with. I used Windows Live photo gallery and played with the color tints, hues, and saturation. I also adjusted the exposure with highlights, shadows, brightness and contrast. The assignment didn’t specifically ask for me to play with the exposure as well, but the colors are affected by the exposure, too. I liked this activity, and I messed around with a lot more of my pictures just for fun, as well.
I did several examples of a re-colorized photo, these were my favorite that I tried: